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I just setup a Pluto Home system (smarthome + media server, plutohome.com, free open source). Its really cool. It has a streaming movie server, music server, pvr. Plus it does home automation and controls a/v equipment too. Theres only 1 problem
You designate 1 PC to be the server; they call it the core. It exposes a network boot image for any other PC in the house, so your PC becomes dual purposenormal pc, or net boot and its a set top box. You control it with Bluetooth mobile phones or web pads. And all the set top boxes in the house work together. Your media even follows you as you move from room to room if you keep the phone on. The problem is I dont have enough media pcs for all the rooms in my house, and buying a full PC for each room is too expensive. Plus theres no video cards for the PC that have component video outputwhich is the only way I can get HDTV into my tv.
The X-Box seems perfect as a media director. Its a PC inside, right? So why couldnt it boot like normal as an Xbox, or net boot as a pluto media director? Then it would be part of a whole house solution that did everything. I could even use the Xbox to turn on my sprinklers if I wanted, and do all sorts of stuff with it. Plus, since Pluto gives it a network boot image, space is no longer an issueall the software could be stored on the main server. And the XBox has component video and its quiet and cheap.
Does anybody have an idea if it would be possible to use the XBox as a media director like that, doing a network boot? Then I could just buy a few of the XBoxs rather than having to buy regular PCs.
Champions League? More like intertoto cup - Advantages: official player names, fun at first, playing challenge's rather than straight forward games - Disadvantages: short life span, becomes too easy very quickly, lack of realism in gameplay
If you have played Fifa 2005 then the controls are going to be easy to learn. Basically you start a season and for eatch match you get an objective set by the OWNER. Such as possession 60% & Score 1 goal with three different players. This is a great new exciting edition to football games. If you complete the objectives you get points. These points unlock new things to be used in friendly matches e.g. Invisible walls around pitch so the ball never goes off the pitch & new kits. Gameplay is good, there are 50 games in the season each with there own unique objectives. I'm into my second season and im still not bored. The new free kick and corner systems are great. You can choose how far and where the ball goes.
My Rating : 9/10
EA Sports re-creates the real life world of top flight football to make this the first mission-based football game. There are over 50 challenging on and off-field missions to overcome throughout the domestic and European season. Can you handle the pressure of having to win 2-0, or to be told by your new boss that your main striker has to be sold?